The Creators

Thor and Foster+Partners Team Meeting


by Foster+Partners



Thor Equities

Thor Equities is a leader in the development, leasing and management of commercial, residential, retail, hotel and mixed-use assets in premier urban locations worldwide. The Red Hoek Point project reflects a deep commitment to creating a leading edge and resilient 21st century workplace on the Red Hook waterfront on a property that has been unused for over two decades. The company maximizes returns for investors by recognizing a property’s potential, reducing operating expenses, increasing tenant satisfaction, and leveraging market trends to maintain a long- term competitive edge. Thor Equities is also the exclusive representative of global retailers through Thor Retail Advisors, a premier leasing agent for marquee properties worldwide; Thor Urbana, which develops and acquires retail, office and mixed-use properties in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla and other large Mexican cities; and Thor Urban Property Funds, an investment vehicle serving pension funds, investment banks, top-tier college endowments and foundations.

Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is an international studio for architecture, engineering and design, led by Founder and Executive Chairman Norman Foster and a Partnership Board. Founded in 1967, the practice is characterized by its integrated approach to design, bringing together the depth of resources required to take on some of the most complex projects in the world. Over the past five decades the practice has pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture and ecology through a strikingly wide range of work, from urban masterplans, public infrastructure, airports, civic and cultural buildings, offices and workplaces to private houses and product design. The studio has established an international reputation with buildings such as the airport terminal at Beijing, Swiss Re’s London Headquarters, Hearst Headquarters in New York, Millau Viaduct in France, the German Parliament in the Reichstag, Berlin, The Great Court at London’s British Museum, Headquarters’ for HSBC in Hong Kong and London, and Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt.


SCAPE is a design-driven landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York comprised of professionals with expertise in landscape architecture, architecture, urban design, horticulture, public engagement, and planning. The studio integrates these skillsets to practice design as interpreters and synthetic thinkers who lead and work with teams of engineers and architects on complex projects. SCAPE also believes in working with stakeholders to translate community vision into realizable actions. Surrounded by water on three sides, SCAPE’s design for Red Hoek Point integrates aquatic habitat and recreation into a low-rise commercial development on the former site of the Revere Sugar Factory. The 2,000 linear foot waterfront features unique edges. The east esplanade features tidal ecosystems and kayaking, while the west celebrates the bustling maritime traffic of Erie Basin and directs views to the Statue of Liberty. An axial courtyard unites the two commercial structures with a series of outdoor rooms and walkways that lead to the water. Above, an undulating green roof provides space for running, walking meetings, and active events.